Like the teach pendant that came before it, the FANUC RJ3-iB, part number A05B-2301-C370, controlled up to 16 axes of motion from one pendant. It was also designed with ergonomics in mind. The RJ3IB, much like its predecessor, had a lightweight design with a larger, easy to read backlit display. While the RJ3 could only move up to three auxiliary motion groups, the RJ3iB could move up to five, a step toward more axes to control.
The RJ3-iB also had multi-tasking capabilities so that it could execute several programs at once and advanced storage with improved networking capabilities that included built-in Ethernet and other interfaces.
The biggest change in the A05B2301C370 RJ3 iB and the biggest step toward the future was the innovation of the iPendant, a first with the RJ3iB. This pendant had a multi-window function and an internet browser interface that made the pendant more user friendly and cut down on training time for the operator.
Overall, the RJ3iB by FANUC was not a complete overhaul of the system, but in the end, it was the next step in an important robotic teach pendant series.